I'm using the GP beadboard and like all thinner plywood, it has
developed a curvature to it after I ripped it. I can fit it against
the wall and appears to flatten out. Note: I had to stop my project
and I could not install the beadboard for a few months thus the
My question is - given a good adhesive, can I install this material and
expect it to hold flat? I also haver Zinser(sp?) paint and I want to
eventually paint all sides of the plywood and I wonder if this flexing
of the board would be an issue? I did plan at least to paint the backs
and sides of the ply bead before handing and then paint the front.
To what are you attaching it? How thick is it? I think it's 1/4
inch....if so, provided you can get it flat to the backing long enough
for some construction adhesive to set my guess is that you'll be ok.
This is in a sheet, right? Just mark your studs and nail away. You
may not even need adhesive. (Or want it, if you ever plan on removing
Got flooded basement in July last year and guess where my office is
located.... I cut the sheetrock back to 32" up from the floor and replaced
it with the 1/2' (well almost 1/2") plywood, beadboard. I cut all the 4x8'
panels into thirds then placed them in the basement to acclimate for a week.
Every section had a bow to it. I nailed it up using 1-1/2", 16ga nails and
nothing sprang loose. Primed and painted (front only) and added trim -
Now I'm framing out the rest of the basement and remodeling the other areas.
Basement needed a good cleaning anyway.........
If you can get it to lay flat without cracking the veneer you should
be okay. We had several sheets of 1/4" beadboard on the job not long
ago that were so warped that when we tried to push it flat you could
hear the veneer cracking. Sure enough when inspecting it the veneer
was cracked all over the place.
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